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Well, I think Managed the whole of the question in the subject title..so..being the lazy git that I am I will now copy and paste it right here...

Potatoe ' Eyes' ...what are they...and why do I not see them on small potatoes ?



 

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Potato eyes, as far as I know, are simply the beginnings of a new root or shoot from the potato.  I would imagine that small potatoes are often just too immature to start growing roots or shoots.
 

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 Sometimes they will if exposed to the light! LOL Then you can plant them after cutting them into quarters or so each section having two or more eyes . This way you can plant each chunk with eyes attached and voila.. a beautiful potato plant!...

The eyes are the roots and the way buy which potatos multiply!
 

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Take a bag of potatos and allow them to set in the dark in a cubboard for a long time without eating them when they form many eyes, divide them leaving the eyes in tact and plant them in the ground, eye end pointed up!!! They will shoot out new potato plants. Make sure your eyes, (meaning the potatos eyes..) are pointed outward or up, preferably up! They will make cool plants and are good as we all know!
 

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Potato eyes, as far as I know, are simply the beginnings of a new root or shoot from the potato.  I would imagine that small potatoes are often just too immature to start growing roots or shoots.

THANKS GEORGE !

This is me being naive then but I thought potaoes like New Potatoes and Salad potatoes were in fact fully grown small spuds !!..are you sure this is not true ?...it is these spuds in particular where I see no eyes (no pun intended)
 

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Take a bag of potatos and allow them to set in the dark in a cubboard for a long time without eating them when they form many eyes, divide them leaving the eyes in tact and plant them in the ground, eye end pointed up!!! They will shoot out new potato plants. Make sure your eyes, (meaning the potatos eyes..) are pointed outward or up, preferably up! They will make cool plants and are good as we all know!


Cool ..THANKS KAREN...ewe know well good potato stuff !!...THANKS AGAIN...I might actually do the experiment thing !!
 

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Good plant several!!! Your welcome!!!
 

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